- "My life has lead to this moment. My wasted youth in the Academy of Natural Philosophy, my time with the Eyeless, my years in this sanctum. And now I may finally uncover the secrets of the ancient language."
- —Malchiodi's Last Notes
Death of The Outsider
He was a former scholar at the Academy of Natural Philosophy, and then a member of the Eyeless Gang, until he was accepted into the Cult of the Outsider. His obsession with the Mark of the Outsider, however, led him into breaking the oldest and most sacred dictate of the cult: approaching the Ritual Hold. Ultimately, he failed and his corpse was impaled on the wall near the Eye of the Dead God, overlooking the entrance to the Ritual Hold. Billie must obtain the key from his corpse if she wishes to release the Outsider from his confine.